Generosity Learning Opportunities

The Learning Opportunities page highlights upcoming webinars and presentations across the United Church of Christ on stewardship and generosity.

Learning opportunities are available for those interested in building a stronger financial foundation for a sustainable ministry.

We sincerely hope and pray that you, your family, and your community are doing well and staying healthy while navigating this time of pandemic. Even while social distancing, the United Church of Christ is bringing communities together in new, healthy, and meaningful ways. Your ongoing support of the United Church of Christ has already made a big difference in the time of COVID-19:

  • You have equipped and trained our churches to host online worship services and meetings
  • You are standing with our global mission partners on the front lines of addressing the pandemic and caring for those who become ill across the world
  • You have made it possible for thousands of UCC members to call on their representatives and senators to implement just legislation for the most vulnerable among us – the elderly, the sick, the poor
  • You showed our churches how to shift from in-person offering plate giving to receiving sustaining gifts electronically and through the mail

Yet, as you know, this is just a small sampling of the work we do together, nearly 5,000 churches and 825,000 people strong. In addition to addressing the pandemic, we need your help to continue to serve our churches and the world. With a gift today, you will be doing things like:

  • Providing inspiring, theologically-sound, creative worship resources
  • Training new leaders for the church
  • Dismantling racism
  • Cleaning up the 100 toxic super polluters we recently identified and named publicly
  • Equipping our churches to address the drug crisis sweeping our land

We are extremely grateful for your past donations and ask that you renew and consider increasing your support in this critical time with a gift to the UCC Annual Fund today.

For more information on how the United Church of Christ is managing the crisis, please visit


Webinars offered from 6:30 to 7:30pm Central Time 

May 22 – Together for Tomorrow: Planned Giving in the Local Congregation 


While a significant wealth transfer occurs as each generation passes, many congregations and ministries remain unprepared to promote planned giving options.  Only 5% of people leave a charitable bequest even though nearly a third of people would if asked or invited to consider one.  This workshop will share key concepts and help you create an action plan for your congregation or ministry to promote planned giving. 

Jul 24 – Narrative Budgets: Telling your Story by the Numbers   


A narrative budget translates the line items of a traditional budget into a story of how your congregation makes a difference in the world. It can be a helpful tool for a stewardship campaign or annual meeting. By telling the story of our congregations’ impact, we can inspire generosity in our donors.

Aug 28 – 3 Best Practices for Stewardship in Congregations 


We will discuss the three practices most likely to increase giving in a local congregation: teaching about generosity, pastoral leadership, and online giving options. The webinar will examine why these practices matter and discuss how to implement them in a congregation.

Oct 23 – End the Year Strong: Making the Most of Year End Giving


November and December can be the strongest months for giving in charities. How can we make the most of this generous time in our culture? The conversation will lift up ideas and messages to promote giving to congregations.